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Top 5 2020 Promo Product Trends

The times are changing quickly, and we are here to help you get ahead of the current trends. With so many promotional items available, it sometimes can be hard to determine what promo products your brand will get the most advertisement from. To help you out, we took a look at the current and soon to be trends in the market so you can know what it is your employees and others will want to use. 

1. Sustainable/Eco-Friendly Items

A growing trend right now is the use of eco-friendly and sustainable items. Eco-friendly products are committed to preserving the environment through the collection of raw materials, manufaction, and even distribution. While Sustainable items also honor the same environmental elements, it also focuses on the  socio-economic growth of the communities and societies that manufacture the items. 

Not only are these items perfect for Chaco wearing, Hydro Flask carrying environmentalist, but is becoming a trending theme among the Millenial and Gen Z generations. With one study showing products that had a sustainability claim delivered nearly $114 billion in sales, and most importantly, products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6 times faster than those that were not.

FinalStraw 2.0

I mean, who wouldn’t love this FinalStraw set to help minimize the plastic waste to help protect our oceans, rivers, and marine life? Another perk being that through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. 

Reclaim Two-Tone Recycled Sport Duffel

The Reclaim Two-Tone Recycled Sport Duffel is made from environmentally-friendly RPET material. This duffel features a vertical zippered front pocket and a roomy zippered main compartment. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Reclaim Recycled Bound JournalBook

Made of post-consumer recycled fabrics, this bound notebook features a RPET woven cover with recycled leather front pocket for storing documents, smartphone, etc. 80 sheets of recycled paper. Includes a back document pocket. This item contains 85% of recycled material. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Reusable Stainless Straw 10 in 1 set

A wise waiter once told me, “Save a straw–save a turtle.”

The Reusable Stainless steel 10 in 1 Set includes 8 pcs stainless steel straws in different sizes fit most tumblers, 1 piece straw brush and a cotton pouch. The silicone tips in different colors can differentiate end users when having visitors. The straws are made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel material and is perfect for drinking cold beverages. The stainless steel straws are Eco-friendly, environmentally responsible, and sustainable as they are reusable and dishwasher safe. It can minimize the plastic waste to help protect our oceans, rivers, and marine life. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Eco-Friendly Lunch Set

This two compartment lunch set comes with a 3 piece utensil set and is made from 50% wheat straw with a bamboo lid. It also contains an elastic strap for holding the separate food compartments together.

16 oz. Wheat Travel Tumbler

Your brand can stay on clients’ lips with this 16 oz. wheat travel tumbler! Made of wheat straw polypropylene material, you can choose your own color combination to help match your branding efforts. The tumbler comes with a screw-on, spill-resistant, sip-through lid and a silicone band for easy comfort grip. The cup meets FDA requirements and is BPA-free. It can be customized with your company’s name and logo to extend your brand’s reach at any event!

2. Tech Gadgets

What’s even harder than trying to keep up with product trends? The answer is: the newest technology trends. But lucky for you, we’ve got this one covered. From bluetooth earphones to custom branded inflatable canopy tents, grab your customer’s attention in unique ways. Not to mention that you might finally stop that one employee (every department has one) from repeatedly arriving late, by supplying custom branded French Press Vacuum Insulated Travel Coffee Bottles

Crumbee™ Desktop Vacuum

Honestly, do I even need to explain the necessity for this one?

Don’t let its size fool you, this miniature vacuum can tackle any mess. Effortlessly sucking up crumbs and other tabletop debris, this vacuum comes in handy for cleaning your desktop, keyboard, drawers, and more.

Chyrp™ Wireless Speaker

Looking for a way to easily transport your tunes? The Chyrp is a portable, lightweight wireless speaker equipped with a carry strap for your backpack or your bike. Two imprint areas. Wireless functionality with a 33 ft range. Compatible with smartphones and other media devices. Built-in rechargeable battery.

Power Mantle Wireless Charger

Wirelessly charge your devices in style with this one-of-a-kind power station. The Power Mantle has a spot for your business card and branding on a bamboo plate, making it the perfect desktop accessory.

Hovington Portable Selfie Drone

Never fly alone with the Hovington! Utilizing optical flow technology, the Hovington can be programmed to follow you as you fly it. It also shoots 720p photos and video and is easily controlled with your smartphone app.

Aayte Voice-Activated Robot

Propel your brand into the future! Aaytee is a battery-operated robot that can react and respond to voice commands. It will dance, sing, converse, and has capability to record your voice and play it back to you!

Videology Mini Video Brochure

Videology takes storytelling to a new level. The 2.4 inch display autoplays once opened and can store multiple videos, all while fitting in the palm of your hand. With an 128 MB capacity, you can store a short video to spread to your clients, and later interchange the video with a new one! You can bet the Videology will display your brand better than the average business card.

Onyt™ App-Enabled Smart Button

Simplify everyday tasks with a click! This wireless app-controlled device can be programmed to complete a large number of tasks at the press of a button. Known as the world’s smartest button, it creates a shortcut for tasks such as turning on the stereo, calling a taxi and much more! Stay on top of life’s task with this button!

PhoneSoap® 3.0 UV Sanitizer + Charger

And my personal favorite. According to scientific studies, cell phones have 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom (#gross). Using the cleansing power of UV light, Phone Soap is designed to sanitize any phone while it charges. It can even fit and clean smaller items such as keys, jewelry, or credit cards! Utilize the large imprint space to share your message, not the mess.

3. High-End Products

With high-end products, it’s all about quality over quantity. Whether it’s for corporate gifts or to enhance your professionalism, you just can’t go wrong with high-end. The only downside is that it might make it a little difficult to get work done with the Zero Gravity Position and Bluetooth Connection features of the Osaki Massage Chair

Tumi Tegra-Lite® Max International Expandable Carry-On

Expandable, accessible and effortless: this Tegra-Lite® Max case is the most durable and fully functional hardside case made today. It is expandable and features a spacious, accessible front pocket, plus it moves effortlessly in every direction on our double turning wheels. Tegra-Lite® is constructed from Tegris®, a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, Nascar race cars and protective gear for NFL players. TUMI has received worldwide, exclusive rights to use the Tegris material within the travel industry. This compact wheeled carry-on design is for those who travel domestically and internationally. It expands 2” for extra capacity when you need it and has two packing compartments. There is a hanger bracket for suits and longer garments. Interior pockets for accessories. For an additional cost, the TUMI Accents Kit allows you to quickly customize your bag* with striking accents of color. The kit includes components made from embossed leather: TUMI luggage tag, monogram patch, handle wrap and zipper pull ties. Its versatile zip pouch is ideal for carrying accessories.

The North Face® DryVent™ Rain Jacket

Made with an environmentally friendly membrane, this waterproof, breathable, technical jacket lets you explore the trails without getting soaked. Plus, its 100% windproof fabric blocks the gusts, while pit zips and an adjustable hood customize ventilation. 

Ember Travel Mug

Designed to be used on-the-go, the new Ember Travel Mug² does more than simply keep your coffee hot. Our smart heated travel mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature and keeps it there for up to 3 hours, so your coffee is never too hot, or too cold.

Rudy Project Rydon 30th

Rudy Project Rydon 30th – Rydon. Adjustable temples. Safety project. Rx program. RP-D Centered lenses. E-Lock. Adjustable Nose piece ErgoIV. Ultralite Kynetium Frame. Quick change lenses.


Pop the cork with style and ease. The Oster® Electric Wine Opener uncorks wine bottles in seconds.

4. Unique Decoration Methods 

When you heard, “unique decorations” you thought of alternative birthday party decor, didn’t you? Well that’s okay because we are going to go through this trending theme and what we mean by ‘decoration methods’. Specifically, it means decorating custom apparel. And there is more than one way to do it. 

Silicone Based Heat Transfer

Silicone transfers are a dimensional, heat-applied decoration with a soft, rubbery feel and a matte finish. They are natural dye blockers and highly flexible, stretching with the fabric.

Simulated Stitch

A heavy varsity-stitched appearance without the needle and thread – simulated stitch decorations use screen printing, heat transfer, laser etching or a combination of these to create this unique look.

Dye Sublimation 

A special type of transfer using superheated ink that penetrates fibers, dye sublimation can create full-color photorealistic images on an end-to-end surface or in small spot areas.

Laser-Etched Leather

Laser etching uses tightly-focused beams of light to burn away small layers of fabric, creating a tonal decoration. Lasers can also be used to etch decoration onto leather patches or applique.


Dimensional relief transfers with high and low relief portions using different colors. 3-D molds add a three-dimensional texture and are also available in metallic, high-gloss or standard finishes.


An ultra-cool foil decoration with a shiny finish in dozens of patterns, applied with heat transfer. This style is ideal for personalization as well as logos.

5. Home Automation

There are many benefits of home automation, but we’ve broken it down into a couple categories for you. Some of the main reasons homeowners have joined this growing trend is for safety, convenience, savings, and control. With the Google Home you can assure your safety by answering your voice control commands to your smart home equipment.

If you’re looking for convenience, the iRobot Roomba i7 Robot Vacuum is the way to go. Imagine never having to manually vacuum the hard to reach Pringles crumbs under your bed EVER again. It’s a beautiful notion. 

Knocki™ Wireless Smart Device

Transform everyday surfaces into a remote control with the easy-to-use Knocki. Attach this wireless device to a table, door or wall and the entire surface instantly becomes a touch interface for smart technology. Knocki’s patented technology enables the device to sense touch gestures anywhere on the surface. The Knocki can be programmed to perform tasks such as turning lights on/off, receiving an alert when mail arrives, or brewing coffee from your bed.


Compatible With Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Nest And IFTTT. Download Tuya’s. Smart Life App For Remote Control. On/Off Button For Manual Control. Set Recurring Timers To Turn Appliances On Or Off Automatically. Monitor And Control Energy Usage Indicator Light.

iLuv Aud Click 2 Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa

AudClick 2 is a portable voice activated speaker that uses Amazon’s Alexa Voice Control to let you stream music hands free from popular music services like Amazon Music, TUNEIN, iHeartRADIO, and more. Simply click and ask Alexa to play your favorite music. The Aud Click 2 works with major streaming services and radio stations, including Amazon Music, TUNEIN, iHeartRADIO, and more.



What is your favorite item on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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